Abortion is a common procedure in the U.S.. Nearly one in four women in the United States will have an abortion by age 45, according to an October 2017 analysis by the Guttmacher Institute.
However, the past decade has seen a decline in abortion. Improvements in contraceptive use is one reason. Unfortunately, another reason is that state abortion restrictions enacted since 2011 have made abortion more difficult for women to access.
The illegitimate but increasingly successful goal of denying significant numbers of American women access to safe, legal, essential reproductive health care is worrisome. But now there is another option for women: abortions by mail.
A global abortion-pill provider that has never shipped to the U.S. has quietly started a new service for Americans. The organization does online consultations, fill prescriptions, and ships pills that trigger miscarriages to women who live in countries where abortion is illegal. Now the organization is expanding the service to American women.